Best Hiking Trails in Ecuador: Explore the Beauty of Spring


Uncover breathtaking trails and abundant flora during this season

Book Top Experiences and Tours in Ecuador:
If youʻre booking your trip to Ecuador last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
View All Experiences

1. El Cajas National Park

Discover the stunning landscapes of El Cajas National Park, located near Cuenca. With over 200 glacial lakes and majestic peaks, this hiking trail offers a breathtaking experience.


2. Quilotoa Loop

Embark on the famous Quilotoa Loop, a multi-day hike that takes you through remote Andean villages and offers remarkable views of the turquoise Quilotoa Crater Lake.


3. Cotopaxi National Park

Challenge yourself by climbing up the majestic Cotopaxi volcano in Cotopaxi National Park. This iconic trail will reward you with panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscapes.

4. Mindo Cloud Forest

Explore the enchanting Mindo Cloud Forest, known for its rich biodiversity and countless waterfalls. Hike through lush trails and immerse yourself in nature's wonders.


5. Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve

Trek through the Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve, home to the massive Chimborazo volcano. Marvel at the unique ecosystem and spot vicuñas, llamas, and other wildlife.


6. Bellavista Cloud Forest

Discover the biodiversity hotspot of Bellavista Cloud Forest, located close to Quito. Enjoy hiking amidst a variety of colorful birds and exotic flora.


7. Papallacta Hot Springs

Combine relaxation and hiking at the Papallacta Hot Springs. After a rejuvenating dip, explore the surrounding trails with stunning mountain vistas.


8. Galapagos Islands

Experience a different kind of hiking on the Galapagos Islands. Explore volcanic terrains and encounter the iconic wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.


9. Santa Cruz Trek

Embark on the Santa Cruz Trek, a multi-day hike that takes you through the stunning Cordillera Blanca range. Witness picturesque mountain landscapes and pristine lakes.


10. Baños Waterfalls Route

In the adventure town of Baños, explore the scenic Waterfalls Route. Hike along picturesque trails, passing by stunning waterfalls such as Pailón del Diablo and Manto de la Novia.